2016 Fantasy Baseball: San Francisco Giants Team Preview

2015 Season in Review The San Francisco Giants hung in the  playoff hunt for the majority of the 2015 season but ultimately could not overcome their injuries and ended up finishing eight games back of the first place Dodgers. Key everyday contributors Hunter Pence and Joe Panik both missed a significant amount of time last year, and the Giants midseason acquisitions such as Marlon...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Tweets of the Week

Baseball Hot Corner will be running a weekly feature showcasing the most epic baseball tweets from the previous week that was. If you stumble across a worthy tweet in your social media travels, be sure to retweet it to @MLBHotCorner with the hash-tag #TweetoftheWeek. 1. Blue Jays hurler Marcus Stroman performed with his pal Mike Stud live on stage in legendary fashion. Last night...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: analyzing the 2016 lineup

Now that the San Francisco Giants have finally landed a solid left fielder in Denard Span, the front office is most likely done making any major moves. The lineups and rotation are nailed down for the most part. The lineup is most likely going to look something like this: 1) Denard Span – LF/CF 2) Joe Panik – 2B 3) Matt Duffy – 3B 4) Buster Posey – C 5) Hunter Pence –...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants sign Denard Span to three-year, $31 million deal

The San Francisco Giants have signed center fielder Denard Span to a three-year deal, the team announced today. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the deal is for $31 million total. The #SFGiants have agreed to terms with OF Denard Span on a three-year contract pending a physical. — San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) January 7, 2016 Span, 31, is a solid outfielder and...
Via The Outside Corner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Case For Dexter Fowler To Sign With The San Francisco Giants

The uncertainty swirling around all San Francisco Giants outfielders not named Hunter Pence is something which has yet to be solved this offseason. While left field gets most of the attention, there’s a bit of an issue looming in center field, as well. Let’s explore that a bit. With Angel Pagan heading down the road to free agency at a time when his skills are on the wane, the...

Examing the San Francisco Giants Philosophy of Success

By Jonathan Northrop, Contributor -  The most successful franchise in the last six year is, by a long-shot, the San Francisco Giants - they've won three of the last six World Series. The next team to have three World Series titles would be the Boston Red Sox, but over twice as many years (going back to 2004). Now I personally tend to prefer when a team builds...
Via Angelswin
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence proposed to girlfriend at Disney World

Disney World is one of the most magical places in the world. Proposing to your girlfriend there or at a sporting event is easily the cliche thing you can do, but a lot of girls still dream about having that sort of proposal. San Francisco Giants player Hunter Pence knows exactly how to make his girlfriend, now fiancee, very happy. The two were enjoying the day at Disney World when...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence gets engaged at Disney World (video)

San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is known for his somewhat eccentric personality, but he allowed his romantic side shine through when he proposed to girlfriend Alexis Cozombolidis in Disney World. And the reason that can be confirmed is Pence posted video evidence of himself getting down on bended knee and popping the question. “SHE SAID YES!! I am the happiest man...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence proposes to girlfriend in romantic way

Hunter Pence teamed up with Disney to surprise his girlfriend, Twitch broadcaster and actress Alexis Cozombolidis, by proposing, and dammit, the video is heartwarming. In the video, Pence pretends like he’s filming a bit about his best moments at Disney World, when suddenly he drops to one knee, says some incredibly sweet things and asks the big question. Pence couldn...
Via The Comeback
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence proposes... Disney style

View image | Hunter Pence was a Phillie from one trade deadline to another, but he captured much of Philadelphia's heart. Heck, Pence was even a front page story in 2012 in Philadelphia Magazine with the title, "The Next Great Phillie". The piece by John Gonzalez, "The Old-School Passion...
Via Philliedelphia
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence proposes to girlfriend at Disney World

ante and made it a lot harder for you to propose to your lady. The San Francisco Giants outfielder proposed to his girlfriend Alexis Cozombolidis while the two were on a trip to Disney World. But get this, dude didn’t nickel and dime it and get down on one knee in the middle of the park…nope, Pence got Disney involved and orchestrated the whole thing on camera. The best part...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke: Are Giants or Dodgers the best fit for star RHP?

Given that the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers have one of the greatest rivalries in professional sports, it only makes sense that Zack Greinke has reportedly narrowed his options down to those two teams, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Zack Greinke expected to sign with the #Dodgers or#SFGiants any day, receiving 5-year deal for about $160 million or six-years...
Via Sportsnaut
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence calls out girlfriend for inappropriate 'goosing'

Hunter Pence and girlfriend Alexis Cozombolidis seem to have a very special, loving relationship.In fact, the couple just made a very sweet YouTube videos in which they discussed what they love about each other.Of course, we're not going to focus on that. We're going to focus on the video the pair made a couple of weeks ago in which they discuss what annoys each one about the other...
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence becomes a wizard as offseason escapades continue

San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence sure is making the most of his offseason.After traveling around, and even creating his own video showcasing the styles of James Bond over the decades, Pence recently visited the Harry Potter theme park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Fla.Pence documented his journey to the adventurous magical...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hunter Pence and girlfriend model 60 years of James Bond style

Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig, Hunter Pence. San Francisco Giants outfielder Pence would have to shave his beard for a real crack at playing secret agent James Bond but he dresses the part in this four-minute video showing 007's suit evolution.Pence's girlfriend Alexis Cozombolidis models the female formal wear as they trace Bond and "Bond girl" style from...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Farewells: San Francisco Giants

And so the trend continues. The San Francisco Giants have won titles in three of the last six MLB seasons, and each one of those titles was succeeded by missing the postseason altogether. Big name acquisitions dominated NL West headlines this spring, but it was quite the opposite for the Giants as they lost Pablo Sandoval to free agency and failed to pick up a starting pitcher to...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2015 San Francisco Giants

Winning back-to-back world championships is hard. The San Francisco Giants have learned that three times over now, with their latest quest to defend their title coming to an end last night. But unlike the previous two odd years, this one left Giants fans with good feelings and hope that the even year thing may continue in 2016. Decimated by injury, no one would have been surprised...
Via The Outside Corner
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Officially Over for Quartet of San Francisco Giants Players

PHOENIX, AZ – JULY 17: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with teammate Brandon Belt #9 after hitting a two run home run during the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 17, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) For all intents and purposes the San Francisco Giants 2015 season is over, as they sit eight...
Via The Sports Journal
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants shut down Pence, Belt, Aoki, Blanco for rest of season

The San Francisco Giants have succumbed to their injuries. Prior to the Giants' game against the San Diego Padres on Thursday, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters that a quartet of players, including Hunter Pence, Brandon Belt, Nori Aoki, and Gregor Blanco, have been shut down for the remainder of the 2015 season. With nine games remaining after Thursday's contest, the Giants are...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Panik, Pence both likely done for season for injury-plagued Giants

The San Francisco Giants' hopes of defending their 2014 World Series title are swiftly dwindling. Manager Bruce Bochy told reporters on Monday that All-Star second baseman Joe Panik's back problems will likely force him to miss the remainder of the season. "The odds lean more toward the season being over for him," Bochy said. "I talked to him yesterday. He didn't really feel a...
Via Fox Sports
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Giants considering shutting down Hunter Pence for rest of season

It has been a rocky season for the San Francisco Giants. They entered the 2015 season hoping to defend their status as the reigning champions, but unfortunately, not a lot has gone their way as they have dealt with injuries to their lineup all season. Veteran right fielder and leader Hunter Pence has dealt with injuries most of the season and is currently dealing with an oblique...
Via Baseball Essential
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro’s five worst moves as Phillies GM

The Philadelphia Phillies announced on Thursday that the contract of Ruben Amaro Jr. would not be renewed in a move long awaited by frustrated fans. Amaro oversaw the team’s successful run from 2009-2011, but he also made several moves that contributed to the team’s nosedive to the bottom of the standings. Viewed as a GM who held on too tightly to the past, Amaro gave out multiple...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Stock down

The San Francisco Giants had a terrible week. They went from being three and a half games back at the start of the week to seven and a half back. The cause of this was getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Can the Giants make up the ground or is the season over? The season isn’t over until the Dodgers and Cubs magic numbers are at zero. The magic numbers won’t reach zero...
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Hunter Pence's girlfriend delves into his locker

Ever wonder what an MLB player, nonetheless the idiosyncratic Hunter Pence, keeps in his locker? Well, thanks to Pence's girlfriend, Lexi, your curiosity is satiated, as she recently posted a video of what she found in the San Francisco Giants right fielder's locker in the AT&T Park clubhouse upon Pence's request for her to help him organize it. Her search revealed many of the...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Crawford hopeful he'll avoid DL with oblique injury

As magnetic and inspiring as Hunter Pence is, Brandon Crawford is glad he won't be mimicking Pence this time around. After leaving Tuesday's game with tightness in his left side, Crawford assured Wednesday that he only expects to miss a few games and is optimistic he won't be placed on the disabled list like Pence. "It feels pretty mild," Crawford said. "I've strained my oblique...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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